Submit an app to itunes - No MAC

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by markw8286, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. markw8286 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    Hi, brand new to the forum, after advice - I am having an app developed and tested by a third party developer - I would like to submit the finished product to itunes app store - however dont have a MAC (work on windows 7) to download the developer program which i believe i need to submit it? Im not doing any programming or testing as the developer i have will do it - i just want to submit and distribute it - Is there any way around this?

  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The SDK requires a Mac (MAC is a make-up brand and an acronym for Media Access Control) running Snow Leopard.

    It won't run on Windows, you need a Mac.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    All of this is true. But none of it actually answers the question. Technically to upload a binary which is already signed with a distribution key all you need is a web browser and a login to iTunes Connect.

    Of course if the OP has not given his distribution key to the developer, or has not yet paid the $99 to Apple to get access to the full developer program, none of that matters.

    OP: please clarify. What, exactly, are you getting from the developer?
  4. markw8286 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    I have a developer who will do the

    UI and framework design
    Code and test for all the functions
    Integration and test

    1 framework design
    1.1 loading and splash screen
    1.2 UI design and location(coding)
    1.3 business logic design
    1.4 UI confirm and rework

    2 function implement
    2.1 easily password protect your confidential messages
    2.2 A watchlist is required
    2.3 Background Monitor
    2.4 keep to the Archived folder
    2.5 other functions
    2.6 testing and rework

    3 Integration and test
    3.1 beta publish and confirm
    3.2 testing and rework

    Basically a working app, that will be ready for submission. I havent paid the $99 as of yet, as i wanted to find out if i had it made that i would be able to submit it in the first place without a MAC? All i want to do it submit the working app...
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Read my reply above. Assuming you have a paid-up developer account log into and click on iTunes Connect on the right. You can upload the signed, compressed binary from the developer. This is only valid if the binary is signed with a distribution key. If you do not have a paid-up developer account you cannot submit to the store regardless of the OS you are running on.
  6. markw8286 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    Ok, sounds promising, so basically i can get and pay for the app developer program $99 (£59) and apple gives me a distributer key - which i pass on to the developer - i then receive the completed app from the developer and am able to upload to itunes - through windows

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